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Part in the Schwarza Valley

Schwarza Valley (Thuringia), Part in the. With resting figurine. Wood engraving after a photograph by L. Held in Weimar at Richard Henkel. (1886.) Inscribed: R. Henkel X. A., otherwise in German as above. 3½ × 4¾ in (8.8 × 12.1 cm).

“ If temporally and financially it is not worthwhile to send special reporters … however, on the other hand the effort prevails to ‘illustrate all remarkable events by pictorial representation’, so (more and more it has to be resorted to copies) which are available in increasing numbers: photographs. Not only their more effortless availability, also the changed taste of the audience helped photography to growing importance in xylography …

Photography  as  new  invention

becomes that interesting for the general audience that it puts its stamp on other traditional illustration techniques, too ”

(Osteneck, Zur xylographischen Darstellung im 19. Jahrhundert, in Lüneburger Beiträge zur Vedutenforschung, pp. 120 ff.).

Through which at the same time the previous “for ever recurrent stereotypy (of perspectives criticised by Osteneck) was avoided” and so only frequently rare places and details came into sight. – Continuous text on both sides on the Thuringian Forest and its industries, especially paper, wooden goods, and textiles.

Offer no. 11,331 / EUR  32. (c. US$ 39.) + shipping


„ ich danke für die unbeschreiblich gut verpackte Sendung, die mich heute wohlbehalten erreichte, Sollten Sie mal wieder etwas von … haben, wäre ich für eine Benachrichtigung dankbar. Ebenso interessieren mich die Maler … Herzliche Grüße aus Hamburg “

(Herr A. W., 24. Oktober 2007)